Art Classes Now Available

I am happy to introduce art classes to our local east Texas area. I'm starting off slow and small with how many classes are offered. It's all about support from your community and word of mouth.  Praying that this venture and effort will be successful not only for me but for my family and the … Continue reading Art Classes Now Available

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Mosaic Mondays

Beginning on Monday, August 14, 2017 We will begin what we will cleverly call "Mosaic Mondays" Maybe this will help us busy parents, grandparents, and artists remember that the Studio will have the doors open to the public on one Monday of every month for mosaics. Schedule of Classes August 14 September 4 October 2 … Continue reading Mosaic Mondays

Now We’re Cooking! Kitchen COMPLETE! Kind of…

So for those who have been following our crazy journey or for those who have come here for the first time out of curiosity, Thank you!   So let's cut to the chase.  Do you remember THIS?  How about this? And This?Let us all grimace as we remember this HORROR!I may have even cried a … Continue reading Now We’re Cooking! Kitchen COMPLETE! Kind of…

MORE Brick MORTAR WASH

My blog has received more traffic in the last month with views on my DIY tutorial, the Brick and Mortar Wash technique.  Why would this be? I would like to think that I inspired Chip and Joanna Gaines, like we are the dearest of friends or something. I'm sure I'm not the only American out … Continue reading MORE Brick MORTAR WASH

A YEAR!?!?! Already?!?!!

They say "time flies when you are having fun."  I guess we are having fun.  Because I can hardly believe it was last February that we closed on the Dirty Diamond.  I still feel like we have so much more to do. But Swiss Army Knife Jon aka-my husband (that is his Instagram Name--he always … Continue reading A YEAR!?!?! Already?!?!!

Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

I need time to process things, whether good or bad.  When it is good I relish in how God has brought us to this point and see how His providence has worked to get us to this place in our lives.  When it is bad...I have to really meditate and ponder why a certain event … Continue reading Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

Custom DIY Holiday Cards on a Budget

  Oh how I LOVE Christmas Cards! I love creating them & most of all I love receiving them from friends and family! I wish I could send them to every one of my friends & acquaintances but have you taken a look at postage lately? ... It ain't cheap ! And if you've ever … Continue reading Custom DIY Holiday Cards on a Budget

Interchangeable Seasonal Burlap Wreath

In between home renovation projects, when I'm waiting on the husband to get home from work, I  love searching Pinterest for inspiration on how to decorate my Dirty Diamond.  It's so hard when all of your seasonal decorations are packed away in storage and you really don't have the place to decorate.  BUT, I do … Continue reading Interchangeable Seasonal Burlap Wreath

Lake House Living Room Transformation Diary- Part 4

Part 4 of our living room transformation. Board and Batten, Brick and Mortar wash on Fireplace, removing pet odors from floor, can lights etc.